unsure

[[t]ʌ̱nʃʊ͟ə(r)[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ of n If you are unsure of yourself, you lack confidence.

He made her feel hot, and awkward, and unsure of herself...

The evening show was terrible, with hesitant unsure performances from all.

Ant:
confident, sure
2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ about/of n If you are unsure about something, you feel uncertain about it.

Fifty-two per cent were unsure about the idea...

Scientists are becoming increasingly unsure of the validity of this technique.

Ant:

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  • unsure — index aleatory (uncertain), conditional, controversial, debatable, disputable, doubtful, dubious, equiv …   Law dictionary

  • unsure — c.1400, not safe against attack, also lacking certainty, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + SURE (Cf. sure) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unsure — [adj] doubtful, insecure betwixt and between*, borderline, distrustful, dubious, fluctuant, fly by night*, hesitant, iffy*, in a quandary, indecisive, indeterminate, irresolute, lacking, mistrustful, open, problematic, rootless, shaky, skeptical …   New thesaurus

  • unsure — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking confidence. 2) not fixed or certain. DERIVATIVES unsurely adverb unsureness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unsure — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unsure — un|sure [ ʌn ʃur ] adjective * not certain about something: If you re unsure, ask the customer to spell their name. unsure of/about: Police were unsure of the motive for the killing. unsure whether/if: I was unsure whether to leave. unsure… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unsure */ — UK [ʌnˈʃʊə(r)] / US [ʌnˈʃʊr] adjective not certain about something If you re unsure, ask the customer to spell their name. unsure of/about: Police were unsure of the motive for the killing. unsure whether/if: I was unsure whether to leave. unsure …   English dictionary

  • unsure — un|sure [ˌʌnˈʃuə US ˈʃur] adj 1.) not certain about something or about what you have to do unsure of/about ▪ I was unsure of the reaction I would get. ▪ If you are unsure about anything, just ask. unsure whether/what etc ▪ Peter was unsure what… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unsure — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ I felt a little unsure about him. ▪ remain ▪ leave sb …   Collocations dictionary

  • unsure — adjective 1) she felt very unsure Syn: unconfident, unassertive, insecure, hesitant, diffident, anxious, apprehensive Ant: confident 2) Sally was unsure what to do Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

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